COX'S BAZAR, BANGLADESH –
Winter has arrived for more than 650,000 Rohingya refugees escaping the brutal actions of Myanmar forces in the past four months.
Food supplies and shelters are gradually organized, but the waiting period (19659003) Fatima Noor a refugee said, "They gave us 10 or 12 kilograms of rice, but that's not enough It's given every month but I have not earned more than 10 kilograms of rice. "
The World Food Program has sent over 20,000 metric tons of rice to 185,000 households, but acknowledging the aid is not enough.
Shelly Thakral of WFP (World Food Program) actually want to target families, and more precisely the size of the family, so we will consider increasing the quota for families with emp at up to six family members, and those who are eight more will get twice as much. We need to answer the needs of those who tell us, 'we are hungry and do not have enough food.'
A recent camp survey from the human rights group Doctors Without Borders reported at least 6,700 Rohingyas killed in attacks in Myanmar.
Satellite images show 40 more villages suffered damage to buildings in November, bringing the total damage to 354 villages.
While the evidence is growing, the most experienced crisis workers say it is not surprising.
Aservatham from the NonViolent organization Peaceforce said, "After witnessing all these traumatic situations, seeing brothers and sisters, their fathers and mothers being killed in front of them and raped, it is not right that they return soon."
In December, the total number of refugees in the camps, the camp reached nearly 860,000, including those who fled before the most recent hard crackdown.
Refugees i like Muhamid Amar show no signs he is ready to return home soon
"We will not return to Myanmar unless we get our rights. If we go there, they will slash, kill and shoot us. So we will not be back, "Amar said.
The Myanmar government has long refused allegations of atrocities against Rohingyas, but it is unclear when or whether the Muslim minority could return, while the humanitarian crisis in the refugee camp will likely continue until 2018. [my/jm]